Oklahoma's Ground Water Protection Strategy

by Michael D. Smolen, Oklahoma State Univ, Stillwater, United States,
Patricia E. Norris, Oklahoma State Univ, Stillwater, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation and Drainage: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions


This report examines Oklahoma's developing ground water protection strategy in light of the national strategy. We look first at relevant federal legislation and what EPA expects of a state Ground Water Protection Plan (GWPP). Then we review the program as it is developing in Oklahoma, considering some of its strengths and weaknesses.

Subject Headings: Groundwater | Water policy | Groundwater management | Environmental Protection Agency | Groundwater pollution | Legislation | Quality control | Groundwater quality | Oklahoma | United States

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